Villa Musica Receives Prebys Foundation Grant

| February 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Prebys Foundation recently announced that it has awarded 147 grants totaling $30,607,625 in its four program areas: Visual and Performing Arts, Youth Success, Healthcare, and Medical Research to organizations throughout San Diego County. Villa Musica, San Diego’s Community Music Center is thrilled to be the recipient of a $150,000 grant from the Prebys Foundation.

Dr. Fiona Chatwin, executive and artistic director of Villa Musica shared “In San Diego, funding from the Prebys Foundation is really exciting. It’s like getting an NEA grant. It’s validating and literally a game-changer.

Their Communities of Belonging Initiative spoke to us in a language we speak every day. At Villa Musica, creating space for aspiring musicians across San Diego has long been the goal. Creating an environment of belonging through music is at the core of our mission, and when this new arts grant series was announced the alignment felt really good.  And so now, with the support of the Prebys Foundation we are poised to replicate our Sorrento Valley campus and open Villa Musica II. Stay tuned for exciting updates for a 2025 opening, as we enter our 20th year of providing quality music education across the county.”

Villa Musica is entering its 20th year of providing quality music education across the county.

“When we announced the foundation’s strategic plan earlier this year, we knew we had a lot of  work ahead of us to make good on our ambitious goals,” said Prebys Foundation CEO Grant  Oliphant. “We spent this past year crisscrossing the county to build relationships, developing and refining our grantmaking strategies, and creating an interconnected investment portfolio that  we believe will contribute to a vibrant and thriving region for all. We urge and invite others to invest in their nearby communities, extending support across all levels – every contribution helps our region thrive.”

Throughout the year, the foundation met with community leaders across the region to engage directly with educators, artists, healthcare practitioners, and families and individuals on how to ensure resources go directly to organizations with deep ties to underserved communities and to those that can scale up existing efforts to reach greater numbers of people. 147 grants were awarded in areas including Visual and Performing Arts, Medical Research, Healthcare and Youth Success.

Villa Musica was honored to be one of San Diego’s Visual and Performing Arts Grant recipients. Villa Musica is a leader in providing access to high quality music education to students of all ages and abilities. We continue to build a broad range of programs that serve the San Diego Community at our main campus, neighborhood satellites, with partnering organizations and schools.


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